The inaugural Black Ribbon Ball to raise funds for Melanoma Institute Australia was born through our personal experiences with family members who have been affected by melanoma.
Rather than stand by and wait for a medical breakthrough, we have decided to organise this event to raise funds for melanoma research so that other families have a greater chance of beating this disease. All proceeds from this event will go to the Melanoma Institute Ausralia to fund new research into finding a cure for melanoma and treatment options for those that live with this disease. The Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) pioneeers advances in melanoma research and treatment that are making a difference to the lives of patients today. The MIA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.
The MIA is a national affiliated network of melanoma researchers and clinicians based in Sydney at the Poche Centre - the world's largest melanoma research and treatment facility. It is from this facility that MIA specialists pioneer new research, conduct clinical trials, develop new treatments and promote awareness of melanoma. Over 1,500 patients are treated at the MIA each year. For all of these reasons, we are dedidated to ensure all proceeds from this event go to sucha great facility.
For further information about the MIA please visit www.melanoma.org.au